Betty A. Esterline, 88, formerly of West Unity passed away Saturday night at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born on January 16, 1926 in Kunkle to Alva J. and Vera M. (Warner) Oxender. Betty graduated from Kunkle High School. She married Leland R. “Bud” Esterline and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1998.
Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Unity. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her three sons, Gary (Luana) Esterline of Pettisville, Randy J. Esterline of Bryan and Tom (Carol) Esterline of Mars, Pennsylvania; son-in-law Thomas Yannarell of Cleveland; one brother Russell Oxender of Pioneer; two sisters Donna Beck of Montpelier and Irma (Bill) Bauer of Montpelier; eight grandchildren, Steve Yannarell, Tony Yannarell, Kelly Matro, Joe Yannarell, Tully Esterline, Bethany Esterline, Kayla Esterline and Hayley Esterline; and five great grandchildren, Tobey Esterline, Lucy Esterline, Jack Matro, Willa Matro and Steve Yannarell.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Leland, her parents, one daughter Nancy Yannarell in 2009 and two brothers Leo and Leslie Oxender.
Visitation for Betty will be on Wednesday June 18th from 2-8pm at Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Services will be on Thursday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of West Unity with Pastor Thomas R. Steensma to officiate. Interment will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of West Unity.